The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation (KSLOF), in partnership with K2 Studios, has just released a set of lesson plans to help middle school students dive into a new IMAX® film, Ocean Odyssey. Narrated by our own Dr. Sylvia Earle,Ocean Odyssey takes viewers on a spectacular 3D underwater journey from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, following a whale mother and calf on their 1,500-mile migration.
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation developed an Educator’s Guide for middle school students (grades 6-8), and NOAA produced an Elementary School Educator’s Guide for younger students. The free guides contain lesson plans, worksheets, and grading rubrics that teachers can use in their classes after seeing the film.
This week, the US Court of International Trade banned the import of New Zealand fish caught in trawl and gillnet fisheries, off the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
This decision is to help protect the critically endangered Māui dolphin which includes only about 50 remaining individuals. Read more about the decision and what this means on the Mission Blue website: